Next Stop, Greenwich Village

An evening dedicated to longtime friend of the festival, Mal Vincent. Introduction by Rabbi Michael Panitz.

Fresh out of college in 1953, Larry Lapinsky (Lenny Baker) leaves Brooklyn and moves to Greenwich Village. Larry comes from a traditional Jewish home, and though his mother, Faye (Shelley Winters) wants him to get steady job, he tries to make it as an actor. He quickly takes his place among some young creative types, including girlfriend Sarah (Ellen Greene) and writer Robert (Christopher Walken) Soon Larry is on the verge of a career breakthrough, but his mother finds it hard to let go. Other stars include Lois Smith, Dori Brenner, and Jeff Goldblum. If you watch closely, you’ll also see a brief appearance by Bill Murray, making his (uncredited) feature film debut. Directed by Paul Mazursky. (1976, R, 111m)

Tickets will be available at the Naro box office, and Naro ticket books are valid for this event! (Correction to previous information.) See the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film website for information on other films being screened at separate venues around to

“…a very beautiful motion picture” – Variety

“The movie’s part autobiography and part fiction, but it’s all of a piece because Mazursky captures the tone of the 1950s.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times